Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra wont blame the malfunctioning air conditioning system for the 110-95 Game 1 loss on Thursday night, but if that same situation presents itself again on Sunday for Game 2, he wants severe action to take place.
During a press conference on Friday at the Spurs practice facility, Spoelstra said the NBA should fine the Spurs if the A/C isnt working at full capacity by the time Game 2 rolls though, per Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated:
Were not making any excuses for it. It was an extreme, unfortunate situation for both teams. It probably wont happen again, ever. Now, we might have to deal with the absolute opposite in Game 7, who knows. It will be 55 degrees in the arena, unless they dont get it fixed, which if they dont, there should be a fine.
Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express reported earlier that the A/C will be good to go for Game 2, so Spoelstra should have one less thing to worry about on Sunday.